Level Up Your Prompts in Midjourney V6! - Generate Better Ai Images

Tao Prompts
31 Jan 202416:34

TLDRThis video guide provides a comprehensive tutorial on crafting effective prompts for generating AI images using Midjourney V6. It begins with basic prompts, gradually advancing to more complex ones, covering character archetypes, spatial relationships, and actions. The guide then delves into adding specific details like ethnicity, clothing, and emotions, before exploring object textures and lighting effects. It also emphasizes the importance of camera angles, weather conditions, and color combinations in setting the mood and narrative of the image. Finally, it touches on experimenting with different art mediums and styles, and using parameters like aspect ratio and stylization for customization. The tutorial aims to help users create more imaginative and compelling AI-generated images by harnessing the full capabilities of Midjourney V6.


  • ๐Ÿ“ Start with basic prompts for character archetypes and simple descriptions without excessive detail.
  • ๐Ÿง™ Generate multiple subjects in an image by specifying their roles and positions, such as a goblin, fairy, and magician.
  • ๐ŸŒ Place subjects in specific locations within the image, like an alien on the left and an astronaut on the right, for organization.
  • ๐Ÿž๏ธ Use spatial relationships in your prompts to control the relative locations of subjects and objects, like a fox hiding under a blanket.
  • ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ Combine subjects with actions and backgrounds, such as a woman swimming in the ocean next to a dolphin.
  • ๐Ÿ‘š Add specific adjectives to modify subjects and backgrounds, including ethnicity, gender, age, clothing, and colors.
  • ๐ŸŽจ Consider emotions for characters, textures and materials for objects, and experiment with different lighting styles and times of day.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ Use camera angles and distances to frame images, such as low angle for power and high angle for vulnerability.
  • ๐ŸŒˆ Pay attention to color combinations for eye-catching images, using contrasting colors for maximum impact.
  • ๐ŸŽญ Experiment with different art styles and mediums, like watercolor, oil painting, or anime, to customize the look of your images.
  • ๐Ÿ“ Understand and use parameters like aspect ratio and stylize value to control the output of the generated images.

Q & A

  • What is the purpose of the guide mentioned in the transcript?

    -The guide is designed to walk users through the process of generating images using AI, starting from the basics and progressing to advanced topics, covering how to combine different subjects, backgrounds, colors, styles, and more.

  • What is the significance of using character archetypes in the initial stages of image generation?

    -Character archetypes represent specific, recognizable characteristics and patterns which make it easier to generate basic images without needing extremely detailed descriptions.

  • How does Midjourney V6 facilitate the generation of multiple subjects in one image?

    -Midjourney V6 makes it easier to generate multiple subjects in the same image by allowing users to specify the subjects and their relative positions, leading to a more organized and detailed prompt.

  • What role does specifying the location of subjects play in the image generation process?

    -Specifying the location of subjects helps to maintain organization, especially when adding more details to the prompts, and ensures that the AI generates the image with the subjects in the desired positions.

  • How can users make their prompts more specific and control the output more effectively?

    -Users can make their prompts more specific by detailing the spatial relationships between subjects and objects, using adjectives to modify subjects and backgrounds, and considering emotions, textures, materials, and lighting in their prompts.

  • What are some ways to enhance the creativity of the generated images?

    -Creativity can be enhanced by experimenting with different textures and materials for objects and subjects, playing with lighting styles and sources, using conversational language in prompts, and considering camera angles and environmental settings.

  • How does the stylize parameter in Midjourney affect the generated images?

    -The stylize parameter, which has a value between 0 to 1000, controls the amount of creativity and imagination Midjourney injects into the images. A higher stylize value leads to more AI imagination and creativity in the output.

  • What is the aspect ratio parameter used for in image generation?

    -The aspect ratio parameter is used to specify the proportions of the generated image, such as 16:9 for widescreen, 9:16 for vertical content, 1:1 for square images, or ultra-wide cinematic ratios like 2.39:1.

  • How can users ensure that the generated images follow their prompt more closely?

    -Users can use the 'raw' mode parameter to generate images that adhere more closely to the prompt, resulting in a more realistic looking picture compared to the default AI interpretation.

  • What is the benefit of using conversational language in prompts?

    -Using conversational language makes the prompts more natural and easier for the AI to understand, leading to better image generation. It avoids the need for unnecessary technical terms and allows for clearer communication of the desired image.

  • How can users experiment with different art styles and mediums in Midjourney?

    -Users can specify different art styles and mediums in their prompts, such as photography, watercolor, oil painting, anime style, or even specific camera types or film stocks for a photography medium, to generate images in various artistic styles.



๐ŸŽจ Image Generation Basics and Advanced Techniques

This paragraph introduces the viewer to the basics of image generation using Mid Journey, a tool that allows users to create images through text prompts. It covers starting with simple ideas and gradually moving to more complex prompts that combine subjects, backgrounds, colors, and styles. The guide also touches on specifying spatial relationships, actions, and using character archetypes for simplicity. It concludes with a transition to more detailed descriptions and the introduction of advanced topics.


๐Ÿ” Enhancing Image Details and Emotional Expressions

The second paragraph delves into adding specific details to the generated images, such as ethnicity, gender, age, clothing, and colors. It also discusses the importance of considering emotions in characters and the textures and materials of objects and animals within the images. The paragraph showcases the advanced capabilities of Mid Journey version 6 in understanding language and generating accurate details. It also explores lighting, camera angles, and the use of conversational language in prompts to create more engaging and realistic images.


๐ŸŒ† Environment and Narrative in Image Generation

This paragraph focuses on the impact of the environment and background on the narrative of the generated images. It suggests experimenting with weather conditions, scenery, and color combinations to enhance the storytelling aspect. The paragraph also provides tips on using different art mediums and styles to create unique images. It emphasizes the importance of considering the medium, stylization, and aspect ratio when crafting prompts for Mid Journey to generate images tailored for specific uses, such as social media or product designs.


๐Ÿ“ธ Advanced Framing and Text Generation in Images

The final paragraph discusses advanced techniques for framing images, including the use of camera angles and the incorporation of text within the generated images. It provides examples of how to create a comic book cover and a watercolor painting with specific settings and details. The paragraph also highlights the ability to generate text in Mid Journey and suggests using a wide-angle shot and aspect ratio for a more dynamic composition. It concludes with an invitation to learn more about framing techniques and to subscribe for further content.




Prompting refers to the process of providing input or instructions to an AI system to generate specific content. In the context of the video, it is about guiding the AI to create images that match the user's vision. For instance, the script mentions starting with basic character archetypes and then adding more details to the prompts to generate images.

๐Ÿ’กCharacter Archetypes

Character archetypes are recurring character types that represent specific, recognizable characteristics and patterns. They are used in the video to simplify the initial stage of image generation. An example from the script is using a 'Pianist' or an 'English teacher' as basic character archetypes to start generating an image.

๐Ÿ’กSpatial Relationships

Spatial relationships describe how objects or subjects are positioned in relation to each other in an image. The video emphasizes the importance of specifying these relationships in prompts to gain more control over the generated images. An example given is 'a fox is hiding underneath a blanket in the bed,' which tells the AI the relative location of the fox.


Adjectives are descriptive words that modify or give more detail to the subjects and backgrounds in the image. In the video, they are used to add more specificity to the image prompts, such as 'a young Indian woman' or 'a dolphin with a gold crown on its head,' enhancing the detail and quality of the generated images.


Emotion refers to the feelings or affective states that characters in the generated images are meant to express. The video script suggests considering the emotions of characters, such as sadness or joy, to make the images more expressive and engaging. For example, it describes an image of 'a man hugging his dog' to convey sadness.

๐Ÿ’กTextures and Materials

Textures and materials pertain to the surface characteristics and composition of objects and subjects within an image. The video discusses using specific textures and materials to make objects and animals in the images more imaginative and detailed. It provides examples like a 'Lamborghini with a marble-like texture' or a 'dragon made out of green vines and leaves.'


Lighting involves the manipulation of light sources and styles to affect the mood and atmosphere of an image. The video script explains how changing the time of day or using different lighting styles can drastically change the feel of an image, from 'sunset with more colorful light reflections' to 'midnight with more artificial light.'

๐Ÿ’กCamera Angles

Camera angles are perspectives from which a scene is captured and can influence the viewer's perception of the subject. The video teaches how different camera angles, such as low angle shots to make subjects appear powerful or high angle shots to make them seem vulnerable, can change the narrative of the generated images.

๐Ÿ’กAspect Ratio

Aspect ratio determines the proportional relationship of an image's width to its height. In the video, aspect ratios are discussed as parameters that can be adjusted in prompts to suit different types of content, such as '16:9 for widescreen images' or '9:16 for vertical, short-form content.'

๐Ÿ’กArt Styles and Mediums

Art styles and mediums refer to the techniques and materials used to create art. The video explores various art styles like 'watercolor' and mediums like 'anime' or 'oil painting' to generate images with different aesthetics. It also mentions combining styles and mediums for unique visual effects.


Parameters are specific settings or values that can be adjusted to control the output of the AI image generation. The video mentions 'stylize value' and 'raw mode' as examples of parameters that can be tweaked to increase creativity or to make the images more realistic, respectively.


A comprehensive guide to generating AI images using Midjourney V6 is provided, covering everything from basic to advanced techniques.

Begin with simple prompts for basic character archetypes like a Pianist or an English teacher.

Midjourney V6 allows for the easy generation of multiple subjects in a single image, such as a goblin, fairy, and magician.

Specify the location of subjects within the image to maintain organization, especially when adding more details.

Different settings and environments can be generated, such as a waterfall or a cathedral, to provide context for subjects.

Objects and subjects can be creatively placed in various environments, like a car in a forest or under the ocean.

Spatial relationships between subjects and objects can be specified for more control, such as 'Fox is hiding underneath a blanket in the bed'.

Combining subjects, backgrounds, and actions can create dynamic scenes, like a woman swimming with a dolphin.

Adding specific adjectives to modify subjects and backgrounds can enhance the image details, such as ethnicity, gender, age, and clothing.

Midjourney V6 is adept at understanding language, accurately generating details like race, clothing patterns, and emotions.

Textures and materials can be specified for objects and animals to create imaginative images, like a marble-textured Lamborghini or a fluffy exterior for a car.

Lighting plays a significant role in image generation, with options to adjust the time of day, lighting style, and even artificial light sources like fairy lights.

Conversational language can be used in prompts, avoiding unnecessary jargon for a more natural sentence structure.

Camera angles can be specified to change the perspective and impact of the image, such as low angle for power or high angle for vulnerability.

Background environments can be altered to change the narrative and mood of the image, from a futuristic city to a bamboo forest.

Color combinations can be strategically chosen using a color wheel to create contrast and make images stand out.

Different art styles and mediums can be combined, such as anime with oil painting, to achieve unique visual effects.

Parameters like aspect ratio and stylize value can be adjusted for practical uses, such as social media or product images.

Text can now be generated within images using quotation marks in the prompt, although this feature is still being refined.